Famous Reading Quotes

A selection of famous reading quotes. Reading is an essential creativity tool and should be practiced daily. Let the famous reading quotes inspire and motivate you to practice the daily art and lay the foundation for creativity.

Famous Reading Quotes

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
―Anna Quindlen

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." - Chinese Proverb

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."  ~Helen Exley

Books are a uniquely portable magic.  ~Stephen King

I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.  ~Woodrow Wilson

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." ~ Groucho Marx

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." ~ Lemony Snicket

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ~ Fran Lebowitz

“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” ~ Malcolm X

 “No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don't read is often as important as what you do read.” ~ Lemony Snicket

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ~ Margaret Fuller

“The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.” ~ George Orwell

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” ~ Victor Hugo

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” ~ Albert Einstein

 “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.” ~ Francis Bacon

“I am a part of everything that I have read.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” ~ Bill Gates

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